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George Mason School of Business

Brown & Brown Distinguished Speaker Series featuring Stephen Moore

George Mason University / IBM / National Science Foundation

Monday, September 29, 2014 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (EDT)

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Brown & Brown Distinguished Speaker Series


Stephen Moore 

 "Can Capitalism Make a Comeback?"

 Senior Economics Writer for the Wall Street Journal and

Chief Economist at The Heritage Foundation 

  Monday, September 29th 

George Mason University, Fairfax Campus
Johnson Center Cinema

Click here for directions to George Mason University's Fairfax Campus

View a map of Mason's Fairfax Campus here.

Parking is most convenient at the Mason Pond Parking Deck (structure #41).

Johnson Center Cinema is located on the ground floor of building #30.

Parking fees apply.


6:00 p.m. Registration and Networking Reception 

7:00 p.m. Program begins

  • Welcome by Dean Sarah Nutter
  • Introduction of Stephen Moore by Bill Strachan, Executive Vice President of Brown & Brown Insurance
  • Keynote Speaker: Stephen Moore

8:00 p.m. Event concludes


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Stephen Moore is the senior economics writer for the Wall Street Journal editorial page and a member of the Journal’s editorial board.  Moore also serves as an economic commentator for CNBC TV, where he appears twice weekly and for Fox News Channel where he comments regularly on economic and fiscal policy issues.

In addition to his work at the Wall Street Journal, CNBC TV and Fox News Channel, Moore is a frequently lectures on the U.S. economic and political outlook in Washington, D.C. to business, investment, and university audiences around the world.

From 1999 to 2004, prior to his career with the Wall Street Journal, Moore served as founder and President of the Club for Growth, a 25,000-member organization dedicated to helping elect free market, tax cutting candidates to Congress.  During his tenure as president, the Club for Growth became one of the most influential and respected political organizations in the nation.  In 2003 and 2004 the Club for Growth raised nearly $22 million for Republican congressional and Senate candidates, making the Club the single biggest money raiser for Republican candidates outside the party itself.

In 2007 he received the Ronald Reagan “Great Communicator” award from the Republican Party for his advancement of economic understanding.

Moore has served as a Senior Economist at the Joint Economic Committee under former Chairman Dick Armey of Texas. There, he advised Mr. Armey on budget, tax, and competitiveness issues. He was also an architect of the famous Armey flat tax proposal. 

From 1983 through 1987, Moore served as the Grover M. Hermann Fellow in Budgetary Affairs at the Heritage Foundation.  Moore has worked for two presidential commissions. In 1988, he was a Special Consultant to the National Economic Commission. In 1987, he was Research director of President Reagan's commission on Privatization.

Moore is the author of 5 books, including, most recently The End of Prosperity: How Higher Taxes Will Doom the Economy – If We Let it Happen, which was a nominee for the F.A. Hayek book award in 2009.   His books also include It’s Getting Better All the Time: The 100 Greatest Trends of the Last Century and Government: America’s Number One Growth Industry.  

Moore is a graduate of the University of Illinois and holds a MA in Economics from George Mason University.


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Brown & Brown is a lean, decentralized, highly competitive, profit oriented sales and service organization comprised of people of the highest integrity and quality, bound together by clearly defined goals and prideful relationships.

Brown & Brown began in 1939 as a two person insurance agency and has become one of the largest and most respected independent insurance intermediaries in the United States.  We are ranked the seventh largest independent insurance intermediary by Business Insurance Magazine.  We take great pride in the success we have achieved and in the success of our clients.  This success is based in a large part on our entrepreneurial business model and the talented men and women it attracts.  Our goal is to provide service at the local level, through our knowledgeable local insurance professionals who understand the local market conditions.

At Brown & Brown, we know that we must be as agile as the cheetah in order to thrive in the competitive insurance environment.  Our unique culture enables us to quickly chase down new opportunities and adapt our products and services to best meet market demands and satisfy our many and varied clients.  With offices in over thirty states and access to virtually all forms of insurance protection, from property and casualty, life, employee benefits, surety bonds, inland marine, auto, homeowners and more, we are ready to be your insurance partner.   We are a large company with a small company attitude. 

For more information about Brown & Brown Insurance, please visit http://www.bbdcmetro.com/.

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Please note: Seating is limited and cannot be guaranteed. Please arrive a few minutes early to the event to secure participation.

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Johnson Center Cinema
4400 University Dr
Fairfax, VA 22030

Monday, September 29, 2014 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (EDT)

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